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Supermicro X10SLL-F "Beefcake" build

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Supermicro X10SLL-F "Beefcake" build

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Post by thisguyhere » 03 Feb 2016 19:36

Decided to use my NAS box to consolidate all of my computers: viewtopic.php?t=10304

Part List:

Mobo: Supermicro X10SLL-F-O
CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231v3
RAM: 4 x Crucial 8GB ECC Unbuffered DDR3-1600 CT2KIT102472BD160B

Remainder of the parts were scavenged from older machines.

This is before installing the 2nd set of RAM sticks, and using a more low-profile USB boot drive.

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I am, however, having some teething problems.

Even without running any VMs, memory usage spikes to 98%, even with minimal use. A not-so-educated guess would indicate some kind of memory leak issue, maybe memory resources are not being released after use?

Also vbox instances are aborting without any warning, not sure what's happening there. Going to consult the vbox board to see if I can trace the issue. Surprisingly, when vbox instance is running stable, performance is worse than my i5 laptop. Kind of disappointing, hoping to work that out with better tuning?

Aside from that, file transfer rates are limited to about 100-125MBps, which is a limit of GB switching. Plex running in a jail performs pretty great too.

Running some test websites connected to postgresql, and performance is pretty awesome too.

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Re: Supermicro X10SLL-F "Beefcake" build

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Post by b0ssman » 04 Feb 2016 08:13

zfs will use your memory as a cache that is why you have the high memory usage.

if you want to run additional vms you need the reduce the memory allocated to zfs.
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https://wiki.freebsd.org/ZFSTuningGuide
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Re: Supermicro X10SLL-F "Beefcake" build

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Post by willrun4fun » 11 Feb 2016 23:32

Im new here, but have the same board. On a side note how did you get all the extra info on the homescreen?
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X10SLL-F, i5-4590, 16GB ECC, four 2TB Toshiba 7200k, Kingston 120GB SSD boot, Antec Three Hundred, EVGA 500B

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Re: Supermicro X10SLL-F "Beefcake" build

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Post by ChriZathens » 11 Feb 2016 23:53

Welcome!
The extra info is the Extended GUI extension: viewtopic.php?f=71&t=6405
My Nas
  1. Case: Fractal Design Define R2
  2. M/B: Supermicro x9scl-f
  3. CPU: Intel Celeron G1620
  4. RAM: 16GB DDR3 ECC (2 x Kingston KVR1333D3E9S/8G)
  5. PSU: Chieftec 850w 80+ modular
  6. Storage: 8x2TB HDDs in a RaidZ2 array ~ 10.1 TB usable disk space
  7. O/S: XigmaNAS 11.2.0.4.6625 -amd64 embedded
  8. Extra H/W: Dell Perc H310 SAS controller, crosflashed to LSI 9211-8i IT mode, 8GB Innodisk D150SV SATADOM for O/S

Backup Nas: HP N40L (4x1TB HP branded Seagate disks in RaidZ configuration - 8GB ECC RAM)

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Re: Supermicro X10SLL-F "Beefcake" build

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Post by thisguyhere » 12 Feb 2016 01:33

b0ssman wrote:zfs will use your memory as a cache that is why you have the high memory usage.

if you want to run additional vms you need the reduce the memory allocated to zfs.
see
https://wiki.freebsd.org/ZFSTuningGuide
In the ZFSTuningGuide, it says to modify /boot/loader.conf, but when I do, the changes are gone on reboot.

I made the changes in /cf/boot/loader.conf, which persist through reboots, but I don't see the RAM usage affected.

This is what /cf/boot/loader.conf looks like:

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Re: Supermicro X10SLL-F "Beefcake" build

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Post by b0ssman » 12 Feb 2016 08:28

did you enable deduplication?
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Re: Supermicro X10SLL-F "Beefcake" build

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Post by thisguyhere » 12 Feb 2016 18:28

b0ssman wrote:did you enable deduplication?
dedup is off:

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aside from the memory usage, system is really stable and snappy now.

issues with vbox fixed with some storage setting modifications. with changes, all running VMs are stable now.

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